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Why can't liberalism be populist, too? : The two schools of thought are not as far removed from each other as the current political climate may lead us to believe

Sep 22, 2018 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Professor of political science and senior fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto

These days, everybody is worried about populism.

Its rise throughout the world, but especially among the voters of liberal democracies in both the Americas and Europe, has confounded the political, journalistic, economic and academic establishments. Donald Trump's election isn't the only victory that has sent liberals into conniptions.

But what if populism actually presents an opport...